The Cleveland Plain Dealer gives tremendous space to favorite son, Joshua Jay.
The interview is a great read and gives an insight into Mr. Jay’s creative background and passion for magic.
He credits his study abroad whilst at Ohio State for helping him to see, think and develop magic to be seen and thought about in a different way.
I also spent a year at the Sorbonne studying medieval art and architecture. Twice a week we met at the Louvre and every weekend visited chateaux and churches. It gets you thinking in a different way.
You realize that architects and artists had magic on their minds and they wanted to inspire people and amaze them and give them a sense of awe.
In some indirect, subconscious way, it has inspired the direction my magic has taken.
Mr. Jay describes how he was incurably infected by the magic bug early in life.
While watching — and later learning — his father’s card trick. He has included the trick that started it all in his latest book.
He is no longer the youngster with incredible talent. He is a young man with even more skills.
We won’t give away the entire interview but suggest those interested in what makes Joshua Jay tick check it out. You’ll learn about his use of magic for romantic pursuits, his favorite movie about magic, and his inspiration.
Mr. Jay will be at the Barnes & Noble bookstore at Eton Chagrin Boulevard, 28801 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, Ohio at 7 p.m. Friday to do a magic show, speak and sign his new book, Magic: The Complete Course.
Check it out.